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Can we pretend that books in the night sky are shooting stars?

Hi, welcome to Paranormal Indulgence! WoW is hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday, to share what we're all waiting for as far as novel releases and put emphasis on blogger interaction. Here for "Waiting on..." Wednesday, I've got 5 picks for you to browse through and totally fall in love with.

Release Date: Sept. 6, 2011 (Hardcover)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 304
"If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although, maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate, Vi, are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Throwing a Crazy Party” (#8), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them."

Burn Bright (Night Creatures #1) by Marianne de Pierres
Release Date: March 1, 2011 (Paperback)
Publisher: Random House Australia 
"Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.

In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .

Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.

But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.

When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?

Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark."
The Cupid War by Timothy Carter 
Release Date: Aug. 8, 2011 (Paperback)
Publisher: Flux
Pages: 264
"Dark entities known as Suicides attack the living, causing depression in people and feeding on their negative emotions. Their enemies are the Cupids, who make people fall in love. My main character, Ricky Fallon, becomes a Cupid after his death, and learns that he’d been the victim of a Suicide during his life. He is assigned to a high school, where he must bring couples together while protecting them from Suicide attacks. I wanted to suggest a supernatural cause for mood disorders, the way I suggested in EVIL? that Fallen Angels were responsible for religious fanaticism. That way, I could turn depression into an enemy that can be fought and beaten."
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
Release Date: Sept. 6, 2011 (Hardcover)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 432
"Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new world in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all, there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel's life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss, a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways.

Fans of emotionally true and heartfelt novels, such as Lauren Oliver’s BEFORE I FALL and IF I STAY by Gayle Forman, will fall in love with Jennifer Castle’s incandescent debut novel...a heart wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment."
Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
Release Date: March 8, 2011 (Paperback)
Publisher: Flux
Pages: 312
"Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration back home. Then she took a horrible fall during senior year. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.

That summer, Chelsea's dad hires Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player and "boot camp" trainer, to work with her at a northern Minnesota lake resort. As they grow close, Chelsea finds that Clint's haunted by his own tragedy. Will their romance end up hurting them all over again—or finally heal their heartbreak?"

I am incredibly excited to get to all of these this year. Plus, it does help they each have gorgeous covers! Thanks for stopping by, and happy blogging!

Before you go, be sure to check out my giveaway and contest for J.R. Turner's Extreme Hauntings series at my post called Detour 2 Death Blog Tour Contest & Giveaway

Thanks for reading!


Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I have seen BURN BRIGHT in stores here in Australia and I've been tempted to pick it up. I think I might just have to :D Great picks this week!

Check out my WOW this week!

Sally said...

You picked excellent books this week.
I just got Playing Hurt last week and am really excited to read it. I want all the others you mentioned especially Ten Things which looks like a really fun read.

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

So many great books you’re waiting on! Very nice picks!

Scoot said...

Great picks! I had a couple of these on my waiting list, but not all of them. I hope you enjoy them all!

A. Knight said...

@Brittany, Oh, yes! Please do pick it up! That way I can read it vicariously through you. ;)

@Sally, Why, thank you, darling! I'm so glad you enjoyed this week's WoW and I can't wait to check out your blog. Keep me posted on Playing Hurt, will you? I'm so looking forward to getting my hands on it, you see. So, it would be the duty of a blogger such as yourself to keep other bloggers such as myself, informed on highly anticipated reads such as Playing Hurt. LMAO. Seriously, let me know.

@Christie, If only they were really in my hands... *sigh* Thanks!

@Scoot, That's cool that we have similar tastes and interests. Is that an anime icon you've got there? If so, there may be another point of interest we share ;)

Thanks for stopping by all, and I'll be sure to visit your blogs super soon!